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Lionel Shriver


An American journalist and author, she wrote such novels as We have to DISCUSS Kevin as well as the Post-Birthday World. She trained metal-smithing at Buck’s Rock and roll Performing and Innovative Arts Camp in New Milford, Connecticut. She received the 2005 Orange Reward. She was created in NEW YORK. She later wedded jazz drummer Jeff Williams. Her book, We have to DISCUSS Kevin, was converted to a film starring Tilda Swinton.

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Full Name Lionel Shriver
Date Of Birth May 18, 1957
Place Of Birth North Carolina
Profession Novelist
Education Columbia University
Nationality American, British
Spouse Jeff Williams
Parents Donald W. Shriver, Peggy Shriver
Siblings Greg Shriver, Timothy Shriver
Awards Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Nominations National Book Award for Fiction
Movies We Need to Talk About Kevin
Star Sign Taurus

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1Father was a Presbyterian minister, her mother an executive for the National Council of Churches.
2Her most controversial novel - "We Need to Talk About Kevin" - won the 2005 Orange Prize, a guild that was founded in 1996 to support women's written works.
3American author and journalist. She currently [2007] resides in London, England.



We Need to Talk About Kevin2011novel



Trump on Culture: Brave New World?2017TV Movie documentaryHerself
Artsnight2016TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
This Week2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Review2005-2012TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Interviewee / Herself
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV SpecialHerself
First Tuesday Book Club2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panellist
Q&A2010TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHerself - Newspaper Reviewer
The Book Quiz2007TV SeriesHerself

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1I don't remember who it was who said that "writers have to have a little piece of ice in their heart", and I suppose I do.
2[In response to a Studio Audience Member asking what happens after the end of "We need to talk about Kevin"] That's your job. I did my job for over 400 pages.

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